Philadelphia is a city of the United States located in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. It is the fifth most populous city in the country according to a census conducted in 2000. The birthplace of the famous Benjamin Franklin, has a metropolitan population of around 5,800,000 inhabitants, is considered to be the birthplace of American democracy and the Revolution was born. Before the emergence Washington DC, Philadelphia was the capital of the Nation (1791-1800) and is now one of the main business centers, tourism and culture. The city is formed by a large number of neighborhoods, each of which has unique features that distinguish it and has two main streets: from north to south is Broad St Street. St. Philadelphia is the site chosen by many college students, housing major institutions such as the University of Lasalle, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Institute of Art.
The city offers many options to visitors and is characterized by its monuments in honor of freedom and its rich history. For example, it houses two of the most important icons of freedom in the United States. It is important to know that there is a pass that allows access to several attractions for a single price of $ 28.50 for adults and includes visits to sites such as the Academy of Natural Sciences, the City Zoo, Franklin Institute Science Museum and the Port Museum, as well as a stroll through the city in the picturesque Trolleys.
The city presents a humid subtropical climate, with very cold winters, hot summers and very pleasant springs. The average snowfall varies year by year and temperatures in the 23 ºC in summer and 1 ºC in winter. The city of Philadelphia is just two hours from New York, 3 hours from Washington DC and 1 hour from Atlantic City. The city of Philadelphia was the site where the first United States Constitution was signed in 1786.
Philadelphia is one of the largest cities in the United States, has a large population and therefore has adequate transport network that allows easy movement of people between different parts of the city.
The city of Philadelphia has long been the site of the best restaurants, which are distributed throughout the city and specialize in various styles of food, such as Cuban, Spanish, Moroccan, Chinese, Japanese, among other. The country's largest mall is located in Philadelphia and is “Gallery” with more than 120 businesses; but they are also excellent “The Shops” in Liberty Place, in the heart of the city and the “King of Prussia” outside. Also in the outskirts is the Franklin Mills shopping center, with a large number of stores that offer products at factory prices (which can also be found in the town of Reading, Pennsylvania). Keep in mind that they usually offer duty-free prices for shoes and clothing. The oldest diamonds can be found in Calle de los Joyeros, a district that has more than 300 shops and for those who like antiques, it is best to go to Antiques Street.